See what’s in our diary this week.
Film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
This documentary follows the unstoppable Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei as he risks his own life to create and expose the Chinese government. Now playing in theaters across the UK, the film opens in major U.S. and Canadian cities throughout August and September.
Go to aiweiweineversorry.com to find a showing near you.
Theater: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
London’s National Theatre takes on the challenge of adapting Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel for the stage, attempting to fill in the gaps left by the story’s maybe-could be-probably autistic protagonist. Luke Treadaway stars as the unsentimental Christopher, with Paul Ritter and Nicola Walker as his beleaguered parents.
Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre, London, UK. Through October 27.
Art: P.S. Art 2012
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts a celebration of the creativity of children in New York City. The exhibition features carefully selected works from 76 New York City public school students. Last chance – this exhibit closes this weekend.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Through August 11.
TV: Olympics Closing Ceremony
This Sunday marks the end of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which will conclude with a ceremony that’s rumored to include everyone from The Who to the Spice Girls. If this is anything like the Opening Ceremony, this event is not to be missed.
Check your local listings for broadcast details.
Books: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Tigers seem to be having a moment in fashion and in literature: Last year’s The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht received heady praise and Liza Klaussman’s Tigers in Red Weather seems poised for the same. The novel tracks two generations of a family as they struggle to navigate America’s promising postwar era. Put down the 50 Shades trilogy stat and opt for this smarter read.
Find it on sale in bookshops everywhere.